I have a proposed addition to CVS that I'm a little nervous about adding
without consulting others first. I did a little cut-modify-and-paste of
some existing functions, and I have a first pass on code that allows one
to modify the help search path. It's not pretty or well-tested, but I
hope some will agree that's what CVS is for...
The usage is pretty straightforward:
-helppath <path> -- add to help file search path
It works in the same order that you might expect from the -path command-
line option (since it is basically a simplified version of the same
1) It's on Miller's to-do list in notes.txt. Might be a good thing to get
to it now; might be a bad thing to do it the "wrong" way.
2) The code is definitely a hack. It's not even a good one.
3) I would *really* like this functionality to be in at least one version
of Pd... IMHO, it would *really* help the usability, especially on
MacOSX, so that there's a unified place for newbies to install externals
from the Finder. (e.g., /Library/Pd/externals and /Library/Pd/help, which
could be over-ridden by stuff in ~/Library/Pd )
I haven't checked anything in, yet, but the code is ready to go.